With epidemiological situation in most Slavic countries improving and control measures relaxing the judges for the Živa Award are ready to visit the nominated museums in person. Should that not be possible for all of the museums the visit and evaluation will take place remotely. The 7th Živa Award ceremony for the Best Slavic Museum and Heritage Site will take place in September 2021.
As many as 22 museums from 12 countries applied for the seventh call for Živa Award for the best Slavic museum and heritage site, but the pandemic has prevented the judges to visit the candidates in 2020. At their last regular meeting the judges therefore decided to visit those museums in spring, if the situation allows. “Improved epidemiological situation with measures relaxing in most Slavic countries seems promising, so we expect to be able to visit and assess the candidates by May. Should that not be possible, we will visit and evaluate the museums remotely, based on the same criteria,” said Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of Forum of Slavic Cultures. Forum of Slavic Cultures has been conferring the Živa Award since 2014. The seventh award ceremony, which takes place in a different country every year, is always accompanied by a conference and a 3-day programme, this year at the end of September.